Permanent & Total   P & T

What does that mean for you?

per·ma·nence

The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

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Veterans deserve cannabis freedom

to combat PTSD
America’s veterans are in crisis.

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information


Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO


Pension Management Centers


Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.

It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...

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Dysfunctional Veteran Cap
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Office of Child Support Enforcement
Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

VA Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen doors, or make other modifications to live more independently.

What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 
There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 
These are known as derivatives.

The Alphabet Soup of Disability Income:

SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are three programs that can help: Social Security Disability Insurance, long-term disability and workers' comp. You may even qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

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Hepatitis C Treatment

There are a lot of organizations set up to help 
veterans in need. But they all take time to 
respond, if they respond at all. The veteran 
who is in a financial bind needs help right now. 
Give a little, give a lot...trust that we'll do our
best to get it to a deserving veteran and family.

Jim Strickland Facebook Page
Legal Aid for low income citizens

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillionin insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options

Military Service Records,

Awards, and Unit Histories: 

A Guide to

Locating Sources

VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans: 
(1) Education benefits 
(2) Health care CHAMPVA 
(3) Life insurance

(4) Memorial benefits 

Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)

Special Compensationfor Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) Calculator 

What Are
Activities Of Daily Living

Who are all these people and

what have they done for you today?

The New & Improved VBA

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There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the            ​​and we're here to help you.

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Who's Running This Show?

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British Broadcasting Corporation
Business Insider

BENEFITS

Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension

Breitbart

Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room

Benefits.gov

CHAMPVA

Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
1-877-881-7618      9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 38

CNN

Courthouse News
Ann Coulter
CNN Sources

"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

Daily Beast

DENIED!!!   How To Appeal

DIC  CHAMPVA

Education For Dependents

(DTRA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Drudge

DIVORCE

Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website
ebenefits

The Federal Register

Financial Times

FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

NICS     Veterans 2nd Amendment Rights

Gallup

Gulf News

The Guardian

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

The Hill

HufPo

IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

India Times

Infowars

Independent Expert  Medical Opinions

The Jerusalem Post

Limbaugh

Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pravda

Politico

Project-Syndicate
Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

Real Clear Politics

Reuters

Sky

Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker

TIME

The Sun

Talking Points Memo

Truthdig

USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources

vets.gov
va.gov

VillageVoice

Washington Post
Washington Times

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Weekly World News

World Net Daily
World Public Opinion

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FREE case evaluation.The attorneys and doctors you'll meet here will be happy to review your case for free. It will only cost you a little of your time to speak with an expert.    What  are  you waiting for?

Pinups For Veterans

FORMS


VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

The NPRC

Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

Selective Service Records

Deceased Veteran's Claim Files

Individual Deceased Personnel File

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

You asked for it.TVVI is back.

Speak up, say what's on your mind, tell your story, 

ask for advice...whatever, most anything goes at TVVI.

And jobs...we're posting some interesting jobs at TVVI.

Check it out.

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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Contact Jim

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VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

Senate moves to install VA nominee following

reports of staff targeting by acting secretary

The move follows a report in The Washington Post on Wednesday that VA officials

who are supportive of President Trump have been taking aggressive

steps to sideline or reassign employees who are perceived to be disloyal.

Veterans Law Attorney

Critics of Trump’s Veterans Affairs Dept. Raise Concerns About Departures

“It’s been 112 days since the V.A. had a Senate-confirmed secretary in place, and many talented people have departed leadership positions within the V.A. over the past four months,” Joe Plenzler, a spokesman for the American Legion, a veterans service organization, said in an email on Wednesday.
“The Veterans Health Administration alone has more than 33,000 job vacancies representing a staffing deficit of almost 10 percent of their overall work force,” he added. “The American Legion has been sounding the alarm over this critical issue.”

THE VA MISSION ACT OF 2018

(VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act)

Title I - the Caring For Our Veterans Act of 2018


Disability Benefits Questionnaires 

DBQ's

Every claim will generate some form or fashion of C & P exam. The C & P exam is as

unavoidable as death and taxes. Veterans dread the C & P exam because it's so often

wrong. You can control the situation...have a DBQ done by a disability expert! Talk with

Dr. Bash today about getting your DBQ signed off by an expert with years of experience.

Burn pit veterans share their stories of struggle after falling ill

They were on the frontlines of battle, but their struggle didn't end when they returned home. 

Tens of thousands of veterans believe their health has been compromised by the

polluting smoke expelled from burn pits on their bases. In these pits, all manner of trash,

medical waste, and industrial chemicals were set ablaze for disposal.

Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.

In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for

Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.




Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing: Info@VeteransPsychEvaluations.com

Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.

Have you ever wondered what might happen if you

were to appeal your denied claim?


Well then, here you go.

Start by going to the Board of Veterans Appeals search page.

Click here.

You'll be taken to the page you see below.

In the "find these words" field insert the key words of your query.

For example, insert;

agent orange diabetes brain cancer

Insert your search words just like that, no special characters or caps necessary.

That's the only field you need to complete. 

Scroll down a bit and choose the years you wish to search. 

Be selective, choosing too much data at once will result in a LOT of documents to read.

Try new search words as you go along.

Click the image below to go to the real deal. 

Good luck in your search.

How to Increase an Existing VA Disability Rating

The application process is pretty easy, you can DIY in no time.

We provide the "How To" details here.

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VA Disability Benefit Guarantee 

We guarantee that the only benefit you will not ever win is the benefit that you didn't apply for.
What are you waiting for? Apply today...we will help!​

How to Fight VA Debt

​If there's one thing military members know, it's that when the Defense

Department gives you too much money, it will come back for it eventually.
The VA is similar, but the system is worse.

VA Defends Expedited Firing Law Amid Accusations It's Creating 'Cultural Fear'

While he acknowledged some confusion and inefficiencies, O’Rourke said VA is working

toward ensuring a consistent approach throughout its regional office and network of facilities. Eventually, he said, performance and accountability will improve throughout the department.

State pushing for veterans to use unclaimed benefits

Tens of millions of dollars in benefits for Florida veterans are going unclaimed because the vets either don't know they are eligible or have had a bad experience with the troubled Veterans Administration.

Judge denies veteran injunction in case against Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Today, a local veteran went before a federal judge to try and prove the

Department of Veterans Affairs is interfering with his right to access opioids.

Police: Man shoots self inside Phoenix veterans

hospital chapel, is 'extremely critical'

Sgt. Armando Carbajal, a Phoenix police spokesman, said there is evidence that the man had previously been treated at the VA hospital.  A Phoenix Fire Department crew rushed the man to another hospital, where he remained in critical condition Friday afternoon, Carbajal said. Prior to this incident, another possible suicide by a veteran had occurred outside the same hospital in October 2017.

Injured veterans could be owed hefty

tax refund after Department of Defense error

If you're a veteran who received a disability severance payment between 1991 and 2016, you could be owed a hefty tax refund. During that time period, the Department of Defense apparently withheld taxes on disability severance payments that should not have been taxed. After that issue was brought to light, Congress passed the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, which instructed the DOD to make good and notify those who are owed money. Impacted veterans should expect to receive a letter in the mail from the DOD detailing their options in the coming weeks.

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?

You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak

with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.

Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.

Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.

What's your VA up to today?
If you aren't reading the

Federal Register, you may miss it.

Veterans Clinical Psychologist

VA dustups continue

The department has, of course, been wracked by conflict this year, with political appointees and David Shulkin, the ousted secretary, each trying to purge the other earlier this year. the other. It seems the appointees have won this battle.

Veterans Disability Doctor

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans 
and a member of the 
Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

Veterans Disability Lawyer

Proactive Pain Management: 10 Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can last over a long period of time, even if it comes and goes. This is something that many adults suffer from, and it is one of the symptoms often reported by Gulf War Veterans. In fact, nearly all Gulf War Veterans referred to the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) report chronic pain as one of their top complaints. These Veterans have struggled with chronic or recurring pain since their return from the Persian Gulf in 1991 with little to no improvement, and without a known cause for their pain.

TDIU???      Unemployability Questions???       IU????

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Denver-area veterans unsure about move to new medical center

Over-due and over-budget, the new VA is ready to celebrate July 21, but Contact7 is hearing from veterans who say they have received little to no information about the new facility.
"I find it incredibly frustrating," said Cypriane Williams.

Veterans Journal: Long-term care benefits for veterans protect your retirement

​As a member of the armed services, you are entitled to apply for benefits provided by

the Department of Veterans Affairs, although several factors come into play when

determining eligibility. For this reason, and to ensure you are prepared for any situation, it is important

to understand how VA benefits work so you can form a clear understanding of your traditional

health-care benefits as well as what a long-term care event might mean for retirement planning.

Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

On paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary,

but his qualifications go further

I have been an unabashed critic of the VA for years based on my experience as a veteran's law attorney, a veterans advocate and in my personal dealings with the agency as a veteran. I was also a strong defender of former Secretary Shulkin, and I still believe his firing was a mistake. I must admit, however, that President Trump may have found a Secretary who is even better than Shulkin.

White House:

U.S. Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without Cuts

Last year, the Trump administration insisted that its regressive tax cuts were so

important, it was worth adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to ensure their passage.

Now, the White House is warning Congress that the United States

cannot afford to add $1.6 billion to the deficit to expand health-care options for veterans.

Congress launches investigation of alleged poor care at VA nursing homes

​The House Veterans Affairs Committee has launched an investigation into care

at the VA’s 133 nursing homes after learning the agency

had given almost half of them the lowest possible score in secret, internal rankings.

Trump loyalists at VA shuffling, purging employees

before new secretary takes over

Ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs,

Trump loyalists at the agency are taking aggressive steps to purge or reassign staff

members perceived to be disloyal to President Trump and his agenda for veterans,

according to multiple people familiar with the moves.The transfers include more

than a dozen career civil servants who have been moved from the leadership

suite at VA headquarters and reassigned to lower-visibility roles. The employees

served agency leaders, some dating back more than two decades, in crucial

support roles that help a new secretary.

None said they were given reasons for their reassignments.

Budget Chairmen Weigh in on Veterans Funding Fight
‘Proponents of the effort argue that it is needed to ensure adequate care for our veterans. We disagree.’

Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs hospital faces recruitment problem

Recruiting physicians to care for veterans at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

has become a struggle. Veterans Affairs officials said one of the biggest issues to not being able

to recruit qualified physicians is money. Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Director Wade Vlosich

said the harsh reality is that, right now, there are 21 positions at the Veterans Affairs that officials

might never be able to fill. Many of those positions are for specialty physicians.

VA warns veterans

of qualifications for emergency care

Veterans stuck with medical bills because they don't visit VA often enough

Veterans spending dispute raises specter of stopgap

​Administration officials sent a letter Monday cautioning lawmakers against raising

spending caps to accommodate shifts in funding for a popular

veterans health program, though they stopped short of threatening a veto.

Nevada VA takes new approach to rampant veteran suicides

An estimated fourteen of the twenty veterans that take their lives each day are not patients in the VA system. Now, a new three-pronged approach is being tried in Nevada. The VA is getting involved in the community by working with local hospitals and putting hotline numbers in liquor stores.

RANDOM Drug Screens 

at your VA Clinic...

Legal? Or maybe not?

Fully Developed Claims

What Is a Fully Developed Claim?
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Inspector General

Unwarranted Medical Reexaminations for Disability Benefits 

Why the OIG Did This Review The OIG conducted this review to

determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees

required disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted medical reexaminations.

Are you looking for work?

How about becoming a Veterans Service Officer?

Starting this month we'll be posting some interesting job openings 

that may be a perfect fit for you. Check it out.

July 13, 2018
VBA Letter 20-18-05
Director (00)
All VBA Services, Staff Offices, Regional Offices, and Centers
SUBJ: Decision Review Operations Centers
Purpose
The purpose of this letter is to establish three new Decision Review Operations Centers (DROCs) under the operational control of the Appeals Management Office (AMO).
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​Continue reading the
entire letter here, see the org chart here.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS:
Actions Needed to Address Employee Misconduct Process and Ensure Accountability

GAO-18-137: Published: Jul 19, 2018. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2018.

Employee misconduct at VA's medical facilities can have serious consequences for veterans. We looked at how VA deals with employee misconduct and found several opportunities for improvement. For example: *VA doesn't always maintain required files and documents for adjudication, suggesting that employees may not have received due process. *VA officials found guilty of misconduct sometimes received a lesser punishment than recommended or no punishment. *Whistleblowers were 10 times more likely than their peers to receive disciplinary action within a year of reporting misconduct.

Decision Ready Claims

The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or other accredited representative.

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

It’s been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, even early death, but there still isn’t a treatment that most people find easy to use. Airway pressure masks, the most common remedy, have improved in design, getting smaller and quieter, but patients still complain about sore nostrils, dry mouths and claustrophobia.

Your Question:
* As a Viet Nam Vet.I am in the process of completing a VA claim on e-benefits for my Psoriatic Arthritis.

​* I would like to know if a veteran who is rated at 70% and is receiving benefits at 100% IU, files a new claim and is granted 30% for the new claim which now, for the sake of argument, raises his rating to 80%. 

​*  I have been seeing the same psychiatrist for 5 years at the VA. I was not aware that he was leaving the VA, but I was given a UDS at my last appointment with him.

​* I think the person who is providing my father-in-law's care at home is using drugs.  He's a veteran and is trying to get the VA to pay her for the care she provides.  Does the VA require drug testing for caregivers?

​*  in 1988 I had surgery for sleep apnea.

​* Should I use QTC for my C & P exam?

​* I was just diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.  I am a US army Vietnam Veteran.

​* Are you qualified same benefits such as free car registration if you are 100%TDIU compare to 100% Schedular rating.

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Another top executive leaves VA,

where leadership vacancies are already widespread

Meanwhile, acting officials have been leading much of the agency on an interim basis. VA has at least seven acting top leaders to date, including the department’s secretary, deputy and chief of staff. 

RAMP Letter???

Talk with an expert before you decide.

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